Helen Gage Blackstone

Helen Gage Blackstone Jan 9, 1913-Aug 21, 2013 Helen was the daughter of Robert and Grace Gage, wife of William J. Blackstone (Bud). She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two brothers, Marion and Robert Gage. Helen and Bud had five children, Nancy Pethes, Bill Blackstone, Susan Sankey and husband Gerald, Philip Blackstone and wife Kelly, Terry Blackstone and wife Joan. Helen has 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Helen graduated with a Masters degree from the University of Texas and taught school for 30 years, 28 at Metz Elementary. She was a lifelong member of Ward Memorial Methodist now Parker Lane United Methodist Church. She was also a member of DAR. Helen was in a garden club and interested in flower growing and arranging. She was a charter member of the Austin Quilters and designed her own quilts, one of which was featured in Texas highways magazine. Memorial services will be held at Parker Lane United Methodist Church, 2105 Parker Lane in Austin on August 24, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. You are welcome to come and briefly relate your time with Helen at the service.

Published in Austin American-Statesman on Aug. 23, 2013